Quartet Magnetic and Dry Erase Boards Recalled Due to Laceration Hazard
Just in time for back-to-school, a line of dangerous dry erase boards are being recalled.
ACCO Brands is issuing a recall for its Quartet brand magnetic and dry erase boards due to sharp edges that can become exposed while removing mounting boards. The exposed edges pose a laceration hazard. The company is recalling about 3.3 million boards.
The recall involves eight styles of Quartet products, including calendar styles and combination boards with push pins. The boards were sold between January 2005 and December 2013, in eight sizes: 5 ½ x 14, 8 ½ x 11, 11 ½ x 11 ½, 11 x 17, 12 x 12, 14 x14, 17 x 17 and 17 x 23. Consumers could purchase these at Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Menards, Office Depot, and other stores for between $5 and $10.
The Lake Zurich, IL firm has received seven reports of hand, finger, and foot laceration injuries, including four that required stitches.
Consumers should immediately contact ACCO for a caution label that instructs users to wear heavy gloves when removing the boards. Customers should call (800) 611-6654.